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미래전략 연구소2020-04-27T17:52:49+09:00

Singapore Enhancements to Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) as announced at the May 2020 Fortitude Budget

2020-05-29 17:12
  • The JSS will be extended by one month to cover wages paid in August 2020, bringing the total wage support under the JSS to ten months.
  • As circuit breaker measures are gradually eased, employers not yet allowed to resume operations will continue to receive 75% wage support, during the period for which they are not allowed to resume operations, or until Aug 2020, whichever is earlier.
  • While the subsidies are based on a percentage of employees' monthly wages, employers have the flexibility to allocate the subsidies for their businesses as necessary to keep the business running and continue to retain their employees.
  • Employers allowed to resume operations will revert to receiving their base tier of support in the table below (Table 1) (terms and conditions apply). Pro-ration will be applied if operations resume in the middle of the month, i.e., an employer that resumes operations on 5 Jul 2020 will continue to receive 75% wage support for the first 4 days of Jul, and its base tier of support thereafter.
  • Employers will receive three main JSS payouts in Apr, Jul, and Oct 2020, covering wages paid in the months shown in the table below. There will also be an additional payout in May to provide cashflow support for firms during the ‘circuit breaker’ period. The level of support each employer will receive depends on the sector in which the employer operates. Please refer to the JSS Payment Schedule below (Table 2).
Table 1: Base Tier of Support

JSS SupportEligible SectorsEligible Firms
Tier 1


75% of the first $4,600 of gross monthly wages per local employee

Aviation and Aerospace·       Airlines

·       Airport ground handlers

·       Airport operators

·       Aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operators (New)

·       Aerospace manufacturing operators (New)

·       Major suppliers of parts and services for aerospace MROs and manufacturers (New)

·       Airline fleet management services operators (New)

·       Operators providing training for pilots and crews (New)
Tourism, Hospitality, Conventions and Exhibitions·       Qualifying licensed hotels

·       Qualifying licensed travel agents

·       Qualifying gated tourist attractions

·       Cruise lines and Cruise terminal operator

·       Purpose-built Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) venue operator

·       MICE and tourism event organisers (New)

·       Money changers (New)

·       Regional ferry operators (New)

·       IRAS-certified central refund agencies (New)
Tier 1 (only for Jun 2020 to Aug 2020 wages)

75% of the first $4,600 of gross monthly wages per local employee
Built Environment·       Built Environment contractors (New)
·       Built Environment consultants (New)
Tier 2

50% of the first $4,600 of gross monthly wages per local employee
Food Services·       Licensed food shops and food stalls (including hawker stalls)
Retail·       Qualifying retail outlets (New)
Arts and Entertainment·       Cinema operators (New)
·       Film distributors (New)

·       Arts and Culture organisations (New)
Land Transport·       Rail operators (New)
·       Point-to-Point (P2P) transport operators (New)

·       Private bus and limousine operators (New)
Marine and Offshore·       Marine and Offshore (New)
Tier 3

25% of the first $4,600 of gross monthly wages per local employee
All other employees·        N/A
Table 2: JSS Payment Schedule

Month of PayoutPayout DetailsPayout computed based on wages paid in:Wages will be derived based on CPF contributions paid by:
Apr 2020Payout 1Oct - Dec 201914 Feb 2020
Additional support for Apr 2020 wagesApr 2020 (computed based on Oct 2019)
May 2020Additional support for May 2020 wagesMay 2020 (computed based on Nov 2019)14 Feb 2020
Jul 2020Payout 2Feb - Apr 202031 May 2020
Adjustment for Apr 2020 advance, based on actual Apr 2020 wagesComputed based on difference between Apr 2020 and Oct 2019 wages
Oct 2020Payout 3May - Aug 2020 (Extended)14 Sep 2020 (Extended)
Adjustment for May 2020 advance, based on actual May 2020 wagesComputed based on difference between May 2020 and Nov 2019 wages